The reason I started blogging years ago was for the sole purpose of preserving family recipes and organizing them into an easy accessible format. This recipe for buttery jam thumbprint cookies is one of the very recipes I knew I must save when I first created onearmedmama.com. My whole family loves it, it’s super customizable and it was passed down through multiple generations.
My husband’s step mom used to make these every Christmas, and before she passed away I asked her for the recipe. He loves these and so does my very picky daughter. If someone who hates pizza, apple pie and hamburgers approves you know it has to be good.
What are some of the flavors that you think would be good? Comment below to let me know! Also, if you make these please tag me in your instagram or facebook posts, I’d love to see what you create.
Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies
The perfect mix of buttery texture, crunchy nuttiness and sweet jam these thumbprint cookies are sure to please.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg (separated)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup finely chopped nuts (or coconut)
- 1/4 cup jam or jelly
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla.
Blend flour and salt, stir in.
Roll dough into balls (about 1 teaspoon size).
Beat egg whites with fork.
Dip balls in egg whites, roll in nuts.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Press thumb in center and bake 10 – 12 minutes.
Fill with jam
based on recipe from my mother in law, Linda Rieken